Top Plumbers Maple Valley

From clearing drains to installing sump pumps, the best Maple Valley plumber can provide a range of plumbing services for residential or commercial needs. Call South West Plumbing at 206-932-1777 for the expertise of the best plumbers in the area. For excellent work, affordable rates, and a great customer experience, you need the top Maple Valley plumbing contractor. South West Plumbing has served the city of Maple Valley for over 35 years.

Frozen Outdoor Faucets

Winter in the Pacific Northwest can be quite beautiful, with the occasional snowfall and the evergreens adding color to an otherwise gray landscape. But it can turn ugly fast when the temperatures di

How to Tell if You Have a Leak

How To Detect a Leak in Your Home Detecting a leak in your home can be tricky and often requires assistance from a professional. However, there are some steps that you can take to try and identify the

Why Is My Plumbing Making Noise?

Keep an Ear Out for These Plumbing Noises It’s common to hear noises from your plumbing system, such as a running toilet for a few seconds after you flush. However, some plumbing noises can signal a

Common Winter Plumbing Issues

As the winter weather starts to take hold, it’s important to be aware of possible plumbing issues that could arise. For example, low temperatures can cause pipes to freeze and burst, leading to cost

How to take off shower drain

There’s nothing more frustrating than taking a shower and then standing in a few inches of water after a minute or two. If it’s just a shower pan, it won’t be long until water starts flowing on

Signs of a Broken Water Heater

As a homeowner, a hot water heater exploding is one of the more frightening things that can happen inside your home. Fortunately, that scenario is rare as modern water heaters are designed to ensure

Gas vs Electric Water Heater

Water heaters play an important role in any household, so we notice the lack of hot water pretty quickly. If it is time for a new unit (most newer water heaters last 15 years), take the time to compa

5 Ways to Prepare Your Plumbing for Winter

Call your Local Plumbers in Naperville if you have frozen pipes! Winter can prove an enchanting time for many people. Family members gather for the holidays, while some hard-working homeowners flee

The Ultimate Bathroom Remodel Checklist

Many households renovate their bathrooms for different reasons. They improve their utilities, fix existing problems, and increase home value with remodeling. Studies show that the average amount spen

4 Reasons to Consider a Shut-Off Valve Replacement for Your Home

If you have a water emergency in the house, the shut-off valve becomes one of the most important areas to access. A shut-off valve will block all water access to the home and end leaks that could occ

What to Do If Your Garage Disposal Smells Bad

Sometimes, the inventions that provide the most value are the ones that we ignore. The garbage disposal was invented back in 1927. But precisely because garbage disposals are so helpful, they have b

What is Causing a Backup in My Shower?

A backed-up shower is a surefire sign that there’s a clog or other plumbing issue in the home. If the shower or tub doesn’t drain as expected after use, it’s a good idea to figure out what is h

Ways to Prevent a Leaky Faucet

Blue Mills Plumbing has the expertise necessary to fix leaky faucets throughout Jackson County. Our experts ensure that all repairs are performed efficiently and affordably.

5 Signs You Need a New Shower

Did you know that the market for the services of plumbers in the United States alone is worth more than $134 billion each year? There is so much demand for skilled plumbing that more than 130,000 p

5 Reasons to Rely On Professional Plumbers for New Product Installations and Upgrades

Upgrades to the plumbing in your house can make big differences in the way you use your water daily. A new showerhead could provide increased water pressure. New kitchen sink faucet features could ch

Directional Cross-Bores and the Accompanying Dangers

In 1976, workers hit a cross-bored gas line while using a sewer drain cleaner. When the drain cleaner hit the line, an explosion occurred. Two people lost their lives, four individuals sustained inju

Top 7 Kitchen Remodeling Tools Needed for Your Project

If you’d like to make significant changes in your home, look no further than the kitchen. This is one of the biggest selling points of any property and one of the most important areas of improvemen

3 Plumbing Repairs Ideal for First Time Parents

Being a first-time parent comes with a lot of stress, busy days, and focus on the new baby. With the new baby in your life, you may find it easy to let some other household tasks fall on the waysid

How to Install a Bidet

A bidet is a bathroom fixture that is designed for cleansing the body after using the toilet. Bidets are becoming increasingly popular in the United States, as they offer a more hygienic way to clean

Home plumbing inspection checklist

(Updated Sept. 9, 2022) Buying a new home is probably the biggest purchase you’ll ever make. It doesn’t matter if it’s your first home or your forever home, you want to make sure you know exact

We’re giving away a FREE tankless water heater!!

We love making you guys happy and, more than that: Making your lives a bit easier! Therefore, South West Plumbing is giving away a FREE tankless water heater from Rinnai. The giveaway takes place on o

A Day in the Life of the Hydro Jetting Team

We tagged along one of our hydro jetting teams, Nate and Leon, on a day in their lives on the job, and WOW, did we learn a LOT.  Hydro jetting is an effective tool that uses tools to push highly pres

Unclogging a bathtub drain

(Updated Sept. 1, 2022) Unclogging a bathtub drain is one of those tasks requiring a little bit of ingenuity and a little bit of elbow grease. The good news is that the ingenuity has already been tak

8 Common Bathroom Plumbing Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Projections show that the global plumbing components market will reach $78.219 billion by 2027. All bathrooms need regular repair and maintenance, and a full replacement can be a good idea after a w

What’s in Your Truck with Plumber Evan

In this week’s episode of What’s in Your Truck we meet plumber Evan. He’s one of the more organized plumbers we have on the house; although all our plumbers and technician have their own system.

4 Reasons to Use a Power Rodding Service Once School Starts

Plumbing services should not just cover emergency situations. If you want your home’s plumbing to run smoothly, then maintenance appointments will provide essential services to help prevent problem

What Not to Put in the Garbage Disposal

Though it seems like a humble and unassuming appliance, the garbage disposal has been a time-saver for renters and homeowners in Snohomish County and King County for years. It makes food waste dispos

South West Plumbing Has Moved Offices!

Hi everyone! In case you missed it, South West Plumbing has moved to our new 40,000-square-foot facility across from Ikea in Renton, WA. We are still proudly serving King, Snohomish, and Pierce Counti

What’s in Your Truck with Drain Technician Chris

We started a new series! You would not believe the things you can find in South West Plumbing Trucks: From plumbing gear to jetters to TV’s for those breaks between clients. Starting the series off

5 Signs You Need a Sillcock Replacement

Access to an outdoor faucet on the exterior of your home comes with many advantages, such as easy access to water for gardening or to clean items like bikes and lawn mowers. The main spout of an exte

Ask a Plumber: Kitchen Faucet Spraying Water

We’ve all been there: you hear the “drip-drip” sound from the kitchen, thinking you must’ve not turned the faucet entirely off, we try and tweak it a bit, and we go about our day. That is unti

Should I Put a Bathroom in My Finished Basement?

The average cost to finish a basement runs $18,400, which isn’t a small investment. However, this home improvement project offers a significant return on your investment, and most homeowners find

Benefits of Water Softener Systems

Hard water can cause plumbing problems, make it difficult to keep your home clean, and it can negatively impact the quality of your skin and hair. It’s a naturally developing issue, found in freshw

What Should You Do With a House That Has Old Pipes?

There’s nothing like the charm of an old house. Original crown molding, stained-glass windows, built-ins, herringbone-patterned wood floors, and 100-year-old trees in the front yard—are all featu

5 Sounds That May Signify Plumbing Problems

If you’ve ever found yourself kept awake by things that go bump in the night, you already know that homes can generate all kinds of odd, apparently inexplicable noises. While some of these sounds m

Sump Pump Preventive Maintenance

Although Portland doesn’t deal with massive flooding like other parts of the country, we do receive enough rain that soggy basements are a relatively common occurrence. In most cases, this is becau

Green Plumbing For A Healthy Home

(Updated June 1, 2022) Living a healthier lifestyle is important for many individuals and families. It could be getting outside to exercise more often, changing the way you eat, or making a more cons

4 Plumbing Issues That Can Impact Your Utility Bills

Homeownership can sometimes feel like business management, in the sense that you must constantly stay on top of the various threats to your household budget and expenses — including utility bills.

How to Choose the Right Bathtub Repair Service

Are you experiencing a problem with your bathtub? Is it a leaky faucet, a leaky drainage pipe, low water pressure, or something else entirely? These issues may not seem like a big deal, but you need

Questions and Answers About Basement Plumbing Problems

Basements can serve as wonderfully useful and convenient additions to a home. You may have converted your own basement into a laundry room, for instance, or added a sink assembly as part of a remodel

Drain Maintenance Tips to Prevent Clogged Drains

Clogged drains always seem to happen at the most inconvenient time, like when you are preparing for a big party. While you cannot completely stop a drain from clogging, there are some proactive steps

7 Benefits of Hiring a Kitchen Remodeling Service for Homeowners

Kitchens remain the most popular home renovation choice of homeowners in America. Last year, homeowners weren’t just upgrading. They were creating modern kitchens designed for multitasking. If thi

7 Top Causes of Plumbing Leaks

The signs of plumbing leaks often manifest as unsightly marks on walls and ceilings or mold growth under the sink. These signs can catch any homeowner off-guard and make you wonder about the exact ca

How to Get Your Commercial Plumbing Ready for Spring?

Spring means people are ready to get out and enjoy the world! Make sure your commercial plumbing system is ready for business with a few helpful tips.

The Complete Guide to Choosing a Bathroom Remodeling Service

Bathroom remodeling can be an expensive project. People often spend around $5,500 per bathroom makeover project to create the ideal space. Trying to do the remodel on your own, on the other hand, c

Do You Know the Water Quality in Your Home?

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Can Heavy Rain Affect Plumbing?

As a homeowner in Washington state, you have probably experienced your fair share of heavy rains. During severe storms, the most common concerns are loss of power or structural damage to your propert

5 Important Winter Plumbing Tips

During the winter, plumbing issues can cause significant damage to your house or company. To learn 5 vital winter plumbing tips, read the blog below.

5 Main Types of Plumbing Pipes Used in Homes

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Common Winter Plumbing Issues

Winter is hard on plumbing. As the temperatures drop, the potential for damage to your pipes and plumbing system increases. Whether you’re new to homeownership or new to Washington, it’s good to

Prepping Home Plumbing for the Holidays

With the holidays right around the corner, plumbing is probably at the back of your mind. You’ve got flights to plan, calls to make, and dozens of other tasks to complete before you finally have ti

A Homeowner’s Guide to Water Heater Services

Warm water is more than just a luxury. It helps you keep your dishes clean, makes showers pleasant, and ensures that you can do your laundry. If you find yourself without hot water, life around your

Tips for Preventing and Thawing Frozen Pipes

As the weather gets colder, you may want to take the necessary steps to prevent frozen pipes. Our blog also gives you tips to help thaw your frozen pipes in winter!

Signs It’s Time for Water Heater Replacement

Is it time for water heater replacement? Things like rust and corrosion, water pooling, and lukewarm water can be obvious signs that you need to replace your water heater.

What to Do with a Burst Water Main (Before the Plumber Arrives)

Before we discuss the proper action plan for water main breaks, you should know what your number one priority is: CALL THE PLUMBER!

5 Easy Ways to Find Hidden Water Leaks in Your Home

If you know the signs, you can easily find hidden water leaks in your plumbing. Water leak repair should be prompt to prevent disasters and costly repair bills, this is why we want to help you find hi

What to Expect from Your Local Plumbing Company

When looking for the right plumber, try to find a reliable, certified, and local plumbing company that takes pride in providing its customers with top-notch service at a fair price.

4 Major Benefits of Septic Tank Pumping

Sometimes, you just want to know the absolute BEST way to take care of your home. When it comes to your septic system, you must keep up with septic tank pumping! Read more to learn why.

5 Signs You Need a Sewer Line Inspection

Though you don’t see it, or even think about it all that often, a high-functioning sewer system is vital to the health and safety of your home. You’ll likely only realize how important it is when

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